• WordNet 3.6
    • adv gravely to a severe or serious degree "fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated","badly injured","a severely impaired heart","is gravely ill","was seriously ill"
    • adv gravely in a grave and sober manner "he walked soberly toward the altar"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Graves of the Comport Family: in Cooling Churchyard Graves of the Comport Family: in Cooling Churchyard
Gravely promenaded to and fro Gravely promenaded to and fro
Franklin's Grave Franklin's Grave

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When former Texas Governor James Hogg was on his deathbed he made a special request that a pecan tree be planted at the head of his grave instead of a tombstone. The governor passed away on March 2, 1906, which is Texas Independence Day. The pecan tree is now the state tree of Texas
    • adv Gravely In a grave manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Chicago's Lincoln Park was created in 1864. The original 120 acre cemetery had most of its graves removed and was expanded to more than 1000 acres for recreational use.
    • gravely In a grave manner; soberly; seriously.
    • gravely See gravelly.
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  • Alexander Maclaren
    “Death is but a passage. It is not a house, it is only a vestibule. The grave has a door on its inner side.”
  • Alexander Smith
    “Every man's road in life is marked by the grave of his personal likings.”
  • Lord Byron
    “Who tracks the steps of glory to the grave?”
  • Thomas Gray
    Thomas Gray
    “The paths of glory lead but to the grave.”
  • Elbert Hubbard
    “Grammar is the grave of letters.”
  • Robert Frost
    “There is little much beyond the grave, but the strong are saying nothing until they see.”


Dancing on someone's grave - If you will dance on someone's grave, you will outlive or outlast them and will celebrate their demise.
Watery grave - If someone has gone to a watery grave, they have drowned.


In literature:

They found a new-made grave!
"Frank Merriwell's Cruise" by Burt L. Standish
I grew to believe that he had survived the grave, and that he had found permission to be my guide and guardian.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
Marusia returned home grave and sad.
"Russian Fairy Tales" by W. R. S. Ralston
She gave a little shrug of the shoulders, moistened the cigarette in the usual way, and handed it to him gravely.
"Nell, of Shorne Mills" by Charles Garvice
I didn't go to the grave.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
When close up, he sees it to be by a grave upon which the herbage has not yet grown.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
The trees in the grave-yard cast a deeper shadow, and the white grave-stones seem to stand a little closer than of old.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
Fyne opened his mouth gravely and as gravely shut it.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
She was not unhappy; but she now felt very grave.
"How It All Came Round" by L. T. Meade
He was constantly at the excavations, and the majority of the beautiful specimens were taken out of the graves by him.
"Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895" by Jesse Walter Fewkes
Every face was grave.
"The Hour and the Man" by Harriet Martineau
Do not bring them down with sorrow to the grave.
"The Basket of Flowers" by Christoph von Schmid
Then Betty settled herself at Peter Junior's feet and looked up in his eyes gravely.
"The Eye of Dread" by Payne Erskine
Monsieur de Bourmont, the most cautious of the party, murmured something to the same effect, and Monsieur Joseph nodded gravely.
"Angelot" by Eleanor Price
See how wide her trophies wave O'er the slumbers of the grave!
"Masonic Monitor of the Degrees of Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft and Master Mason" by George Thornburgh
His mother had gone to the grave of a son, of whose death this was the anniversary.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
Say you will, Graves!
"Her Season in Bath" by Emma Marshall
The Indians, in digging the grave, used a crowbar and machete, and scooped out the loose earth with their hands.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I." by John L. Stephens
By groans, and graves, and miseries that groan For the grave's shelter!
"Young's Night Thoughts" by Edward Young
They looked gravely at each other while she gave him her hand.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives

In poetry:

Come and view his mortal grave,
Silence and repose are there;
Never more shall sorrow's wave
Wreck the slumberer.
"The End of the good Man is Peace" by John Bowring
Ah, that I now a being have,
In sorrow and in pain;
Mother, would you had been my grave,
But this I wish in vain.
"Of Hell And The Estate of Those Who Perish" by John Bunyan
`Never, never, I return:
Still for victory I burn.
Living, thee alone I'll have;
And when dead I'll be thy grave.
"My Spectre Around Me Night and Day" by William Blake
All lost! but by the graves
Where martyred heroes rest,
He wins the most who honor saves --
Success is not the test.
"Sentinel Songs" by Abram Joseph Ryan
"But plait a wand o' bonnie birk,
And lay it on my breast;
And shed a tear upon my grave,
And wish my saul gude rest.
"Clerk Saunders" by Andrew Lang
Maybe flowers we hoped to save
Have been scattered on a grave;
But the heart's still beatin' brave,—
Here's hopin'!
"Here's Hopin'" by Frank Lebby Stanton

In news:

Enlarge Ken Stevens The lid to the vault is removed at the grave of Shannon Marie Siders at Newaygo City Cemetery as she is exhumed on Thursday, July 26, 2012.
While some Texas-born writers, like Katherine Anne Porter, had to leave home to do their best work, for John Graves the reverse was true.
A statue of charismatic parliamentarian Julien Lahaut is pictured on top of his grave at the municipal cemetery of Seraing, eastern Belgium, Friday, Oct 5, 2012.
In a surprising twist on the every-day company health benefits, Google revealed this week that its employees' advantages extend beyond the grave.
Andy Nyman, left, Rupert Graves and Matthew MacFayden ambush Peter Dinklage in "Death at a Funeral".
Visiting the Somme battlefield in northern France is largely a matter of going from one Commonwealth Graves Commission cemetery to another.
Since mid-May 1984, when the Rockford daily newspaper headlined, "No free flags for vets," a cooperative effort by Rockford-area florists provided more than 100,000 free flags for vets' graves.
Annan ' gravely concerned' about Syria as deadline for pullout passes.
America Gravely Threatened By Activist Government.
Ag Groups Say US Agriculture Would be Gravely Harmed by LightSquared's Plans.
US Agriculture Would be Gravely Harmed by LightSquared's Plans.
Lamar Odom 's troubled father Joe Odom is " gravely ill" has exclusively learned and that is why the hoops star is taking time off from his team for a few days.
A ' gravely disabled' mental health care system.
Lawmaker in hospital, is gravely ill.
Challenging Graves' Disease and Searching for the Perfect Mountain Biking Shot (VIDEO).

In science:

Perhaps more gravely, it could be that no polynomial algorithm can overcome the Θ(2k /k) barrier.
Random k-SAT: Two Moments Suffice to Cross a Sharp Threshold
It is rather the inscription on a grave signaling that the system was complex when it was alive.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
Graves –Morris, Padé approximant s, Part I: Basic Theory, Part II: Extensions and Applications, Addison –Wesley Publish ing Co, London – Amsterdam – Don Mills, Ontario – Sydney – Tokyo (1981).
Asymptotic evaluation of a function defined by power series
G. S. Joyce, and A. J. Guttman, A new method of series analysis, in Padé Approximants and their Application, ed. P. R. Graves-Morris. London: Academic Press, 1973. – p. 163 – 167.
Asymptotic evaluation of a function defined by power series
Meanwhile, the Minkowski geometry suffers itself from grave shortcomings both from phenomenological and generic viewpoints.
Algbrodynamics over complex space and phase extension of the Minkowski geometry
In fact these luminosities suggest intermediate-mass stars as high-mass protostellar objects (HMPOs) are often found in the range ∼ 103.5 − 105.5 L⊙ (e.g., Sridharan et al. 2002; Fazal et al. 2008; Grave & Kumar 2009).
LABOCA mapping of the infrared dark cloud MSXDC G304.74+01.32
G. S. Joyce, and A. J. Guttman, A new method of series analysis, in Padé Approximants and their Application, ed. P. R. Graves-Morris. London: Academic Press, 1973. – p. 163 – 167.
Asymptotic expansion of a function defined by power series
Esta limitación, que es grave para los multipolos bajos, recibe el nombre de discrepancia cósmica7 .
The quantum origins of the cosmological asymmetry
More recently, observations from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) have been used to analyze stellar population trends both within the R-σ pro jection of the FP, and through the thickness of the FP, using residual surface brightnesses (Graves et al. 2009a,b, 2010; Graves & Faber 2010).
The Effect of Major Mergers on Age and Metallicity Across the Fundamental Plane
The sample of galaxies is described in Graves et al. (2009a,b).
The Effect of Major Mergers on Age and Metallicity Across the Fundamental Plane
Looking across the FP, galaxies that lie above the FP (those with the largest residuals in log Ie ) have younger ages, as suggested in Graves et al. (2009b); Forbes et al. (1998); and Terlevich & Forbes (2002).
The Effect of Major Mergers on Age and Metallicity Across the Fundamental Plane
The results are in agreement with the conclusions of Graves & Faber (2010): galaxies that fall below (above) the FP have higher (lower) dark matter fractions and higher (lower) stellar mass-to-light ratios.
The Effect of Major Mergers on Age and Metallicity Across the Fundamental Plane
If we limit the sample to the middle three FP planes analyzed in G09 and Graves & Faber (2010), we find that the average variance in the dark matter fraction contributes 80% and 88% of the thickness of the FP for S08 and Millennium, respectively.
The Effect of Major Mergers on Age and Metallicity Across the Fundamental Plane
This is in general agreement with Graves & Faber (2010), who found that the dark matter fraction and IMF variation have a combined contribution in the range of 47% - 98%.
The Effect of Major Mergers on Age and Metallicity Across the Fundamental Plane
In particular, a grave issue that has been generally overlooked is to what extent the users could accurately determine the various system parameters such as loss, a serious robustness issue for security.
On the Foundations of Quantum Key Distribution - Reply to Renner and Beyond

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